Whether shopping for a new refrigerator, furnace, air conditioner, water heater, computer, TV, lighting products, clothes washer, windows, doors, and more, always look for the ENERGY STAR® label. That may sound like a commercial, but it’s some of the best advice to help consumers and our nation save energy.
ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency that helps us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, was established to:
The appliances, lighting products and electronics that earn the ENERGY STAR label do so by meeting energy efficiency requirements such as:
To find qualifying products or to compare performance of several products that are ENERGY STAR labeled, go to www.energystar.gov. Also, check out the Division of Energy Resources’ “Appliances, Lighting, Electronics” consumer guide.
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Email the division’s Energy Information Center or call 800-657-3710 with energy questions.